A not unexcpected successful recipe from Hallström, which capitalizes on the well-tested expectation of a commuinity's recovery of its senses via a stranger's outside perspective who settles there. In this respect, Binoche is perfect for the role in sweeteing the villagers and there are nice, yet cinematically 'harmless' shots as well as sets that recreate period well. Yet, like chocolate, the pleasure is ephemeral.
Petit conte gentillet et sympathique sur les bienvenus thèmes de la tolérance et du plaisir de vivre qui se déguste, contre toute attente et tout régime, sans hâte ni déplaisir, avec un peu de gourmandise et de délectation... www.cinefiches.com
Once you've barricaded yourself with all the chocolate you have in your house, you've become ready to see this movie. Set in a charming décor, with a lovely cast of talented actors, this story portrays the immortal theme of good vs. bad in both private and constrained social life. Heartwarming, with a touch of fairy-tale dust - still, may be too sweet for some tastes.
wonderful, kind, light and inspiring. i felt the new energy after watching this film and now i am looking for things to discover, to feel and to live! and yes, Juiliette Binoche is the most beautiful woman .
I must confess, I'm dark chocolate addicted, the more bitter, the better. Yeah, I know, I didn't rate the film: isn't it all about chocolate? I also love the rub-a-dub sound of this word, like, breaking a chocolate bar. [listen: /ˈtʃɒklət/]